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John Deere Senior Solutions Architect - Global IT Architecture Integration Technologies in Chicago, Illinois

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois - Chicago

Function: Information Technology

Title: Senior Solutions Architect - Global IT Architecture Integration Technologies - 68724

Opportunity:

John Deere is currently going through a Smart Industrial Redesign transformation. To support our journey, it takes a unique skill set. We recognize that may be available in the Chicagoland market. As a Senior Solution Architect for Global IT Architecture, you will be the expert in modernizing, and improving integration technologies and practices that bring together systems, processes, and products at John Deere as well as John Deere's partners and customers. You will use architecture principles and practices to design solutions incrementally at a level of detail suited to the work at hand, and carefully balance intentional architecture choices against the efficiencies of emergent design.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an advanced, and seamless end to end API Gateway and Developer Portal toolset as part of an overall Integration Platform

  • Design API Developer Portal solutions that advances ease of use (Developer Experience DX) and discovery of all John Deere digital product API services for John Deere employees, partners (B2B) and customers (B2C)

  • Design API Gateway solutions that advances the security, reliability, and operational support of all John Deere digital product API services for John Deere employees, partners (B2B) and customers (B2C)

  • Partner closely with product managers and IT leadership, maintaining a deep understanding of the organization's vision, intent and roadmap

  • Act as a technology leader, providing technical assistance and guidance for all Integration technologies across two major business functional areas

  • Serve as an advocate for architectural design principles and governance, ensuring teams' support and understanding

  • Assist in vendor and partner selections to ensure solution fit for a given set of Integration capabilities and compatibility with current technologies and practices

  • Facilitate the resolution of technical impediments raised by product team members

  • Manage Proof of Concepts (POC) activities to validate technologies for a given purpose; work closely with product managers, product owners, and stakeholders to ensure desired capabilities are met

Required Qualifications:

  • 8 or more years of experience working with custom built or commercial integration platforms (API Gateways, API Developer Portals, Process Integration/Orchestration tools, etc.)

  • 8 or more years of experience with the design, and development of service-oriented architecture solutions (REST Web Services)

  • Experience with server-side design and development (Java/J2EE or Node.js) as well as web software design, and development (HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Progressive Enhancement, Responsive Design)

  • Strong critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience modeling, and communicating complex concepts in a manner that facilitates shared understanding and drives quality and execution

  • Knowledge of complex technology, methodology, and full life-cycle development in an agile environment

  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics (legal, financial, business benefit / license) of B2B, B2C, and Public usage of API products

  • Experience with technical education, and support for B2B, B2C and Public on usage of API products

  • Willingness to initially work remote and travel up to 25% when the environment allows

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Arts/Science in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career field

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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